If anyone is interested, I've got some helmet cam footage from some of my races thus far this season (one race to go).Before you watch, a word or two about my "skillz" as a videographer. I have none. I edited the videos for length only (so there's not six minutes of standing around in staging), and sometimes the battery would cut out on the final lap. In those instances, you do, unfortunately miss my huge last 1/2 lap rally where I lay it all on the line. If I could have, I would have tried to…See More
"I started the "other" discussion specifically because I feel there is no real way for a real beginner to get started. Our Cat 4 races, in New England, max out at 125 or 150 racers and typically sell out. Additionally, racers are seeded by…"
"There's another thing I forgot. The top 18 guys in points get to stage first. After that it's done randomly by number. Everyone has a 3 digit race number. There are signs in the staging area labeled 0-9. If…"
"I think, at least in my opinion, we need something similar out here (New England), i.e. something for beginners. The Cat 4 races are filled with fast guys on 'cross specific bikes and training plans... Admittedly, many people can do just as…"
"Out west (Oregon) we've got the following cats with the (est) road equivalent
Cat A - Pro/1/2's
Cat B - 3's
Cat C - 4/5's
Beginner - Beginner
It's not scientific, but it seems to work. I race B's - and…"